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Silence River

by Antônio Moura

Bilingual English / Portuguese edition

Translated by Stefan Tobler

Part of our Visible Poets series edited by Jean Boase-Beier

This is a selection of Antonio Moura's previously published books and the first in English/Portuguese. It has the clarity and urgency of a black and white woodcut. A playful collusion of experimental and traditional poetic styles, this collection has both a powerful mythic reach and a bizarre neo-Baroque flavour. Life appears as uncanny, mysterious, something to be faced by the individual. There is a tension between spiritual insight and the sordid realities of life, between the world of today and that of previous eras, between the wider picture and the intensely personal.

Moura's rhythms and his questioning of contemporary assumptions about poetry and our lives make this a powerful and distinctive - and one might say a very 'Brazilian' - book.

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ISBN 978-1906570-67-5 (pbk)
978-1906570-68-2 (hbk)
Published October 2012